As part of Google’s ongoing effort to make the web faster, YouTube has just introduced its new feature Video Speed Dashboard. This tool was created to give you an insight into what your YouTube speed looks like compared to the YouTube speed of users in other regions with different ISPs. In short the YouTube dashboard could either tell you that your YouTube video speed is either too fast or too slow.
The YouTube Speed Dashboard is essentially a quick and easy way to find out about your connection speed. This isn’t something new to the web, but the fact that Google is launching it for YouTube and placing resources and emphasis on it is. In fact, members of the Google team were central to building the YouTube Speed Dashboard.
In measuring the speed by which you stream YouTube video, the Video Speed Dashboard takes into account various factors including speed of your Internet connection, the Internet Service Provider (ISP) you are using and your distance to the YouTube video servers.
Aside from telling you information about your own video speed, the Dashboard can also list down the YouTube speeds of users in your neighborhood who have different ISPs as the one you are using. It may be true that, This way you can decided whether you should ditch your current ISP in favor of your neighbors’ ISPs.
Incidentally, the YouTube Video Speed Dashboard measures video speed based on the speed at which YouTube video is received by the browser. The Dashboard then averages this over the previous 30 days you’ve used the same browser during the same period.
So, how fast is your YouTube Video Speed? You may check it out from YouTube Video Speed Dashboard.